Technical Advances and Commerilization of Endoscopic Surgical Robotic Systems

August 1, 2022, Harbin

Professor Kai Xu


This talk presents a comprehensive technical review for the development and advances in endoscopic surgical robotic systems for both multi-port and single-port procedures. Design consensus as well as disruptive technologies are analyzed in depth. The commercialization practices and opportunities are discussed, inspiring new attempts for possibly revolutionizing the current already prosperous business sector.


Kai Xu, founder of the Beijing Surgerii Technology Co., as well as professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, received his B.E. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, and Ph.D. degree with distinction from Columbia University. He received the Presidential Distinguished Fellowship, Columbia’s highest fellowship in 2004, and the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2008. He was selected into the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET Program) by the Ministry of Education, China in 2009, as well as the Pujiang Scholar Program and the Rising Star Program by the Shanghai Metropolitan Government in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He was awarded the NSFC Grant for Excellent Young Scholars in 2017. He has published more than 100 scientific articles, been awarded more than 60 patents, as well as served as the Principal Investigator of more than 20 research projects, sponsored by the National Key R&D Program of China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics, as well as an international expert on the ISO/TC184 representing China.

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